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Thomas Jefferson Simmons

Thomas Jefferson Simmons, American jurist. member Georgia Senate, 1865, 71-77, president 1875, Chairman of Commission on finance and bonds.

Background

  • Simmons, Thomas Jefferson was born on June 25, 1837 in Hickory Grove, Georgia, United States. Son of Allen G. and Mary (Cleveland) Simmons.

  • Education

    • Studied law under A. D. Hammond, Forsyth, Georgia.

    Career

    • Admitted to Georgia- bar, 1857. Commissioned Lieutenant 6th Georgia Infantry, Confederate Army, 1861, lieutenant colonel, then colonel, 1862. Served in Virginia throughout Civil War, mainly in A.P. Hill’s Division of General James Longstreet’s Corps.

      Delegate Georgia Constitutional Convention, to 1865. Member Georgia Senate, 1865, 71-77, president 1875, Chairman of Commission on finance and bonds. Judge Macon (Georgia) Circuit, 1878-1887.

      Judge Georgia Supreme Court, 1887-1905, chief justice, 1894-1905.

    Membership

    Member Georgia Senate, 1865, 71-77, president 1875, Chairman of Commission on finance and bonds.

    Connections

    • Married Pennie Hollis, 1859. Married second, Lucille Peck, 1867.
    • father: Allen G. Simmons
    • mother: Mary (Cleveland) Simmons
    • spouses: Pennie Hollis
    • Lucille Peck
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    Born June 25, 1837
    Died September 12, 1905
    (aged 68)
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